eCADSTAR release 2023.0 enhances user experience and productivity

Parts and net editing improvements, SI/PI/EMI analysis enhancements and support of manufacturing variants provide enhanced design and manufacturing efficiency

Bristol, UK, and Westford, MA, USA, June 6th, 2023 – Zuken announces the 2023 release of eCADSTAR, Zuken’s next-generation PCB design system for small and medium businesses. The new release comes with a host of improvements and extensions ranging from enhanced parts and net editing functionality, extended analysis capabilities for signal, power, and EMI, all the way through to new variant handling capabilities for distributed manufacturing.

eCADSTAR Libariy Editor: library parts can be locked for editing through concurrent users

The improvements of eCADSTAR’s parts and net editing functionality include the ability of locking library parts in eCADSTAR’s Library Editor to prevent other users concurrently working on a design from modifying parts or shared PIN assignments. Hyperlinks added to parts descriptions in the library provide direct access to datasheets from eCADSTAR’s PCB Editor, and a new Net/Bus Label tool enables the naming of multiple nets in one single operation.

A built-In Layout Viewer shows-the-exact-location of an error in the PCB design.
eCADSTAR Analysis Results Viewer: Text annotations can be added to simulation results

The resolution of power integrity (PI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues detected in eCADSSTAR’s integrated simulation tools is now supported by a new Layout Viewer that enables the visualization of identified errors directly in the PCB layout. Additionally, the visualization of simulation results has been enhanced with extended pan and zoom functionality and the ability to add text annotations to waveform results.

Enhancements on the manufacturing side comprise the ability to add variant text in PCB design that allows the definition of variants for different manufacturing sites (for example Europe, USA, and UK) within a master design. Automated batch exports of manufacturing data (photo, drill, ODB++, IPC-2581, IPC_D_356A, and PDF) can be set up in a user-friendly way through an enhanced scripting interface.

eCADSTAR is available both in permanent and time-based licensing options in a broad range of configurations to fit individual needs. To learn more, or to request an evaluation, please visit


eCADSTAR is a modern, internet-connected 3D PCB Design software suite that combines the power of modern Electronic Design Automation (EDA) technology with the flexibility of the internet through a unified user interface and a centralized library that supports all PCB design stages from schematic and placement/routing through to manufacturing outputs. eCADSTAR helps ensure that electronic engineers and PCB designers achieve top-class designs through an easy-to-use integrated design experience. To learn more, or to request an evaluation, please visit:

About Zuken

Zuken is a global software company delivering electrical and electronic design solutions. Founded in 1976, Zuken has a consistent track record of technology innovation and financial stability in the electronic and electrical design automation (EDA) industry. With its CR-8000 and E3.series product families, Zuken provides a robust lineup of system-level 2D/3D electrical and electronic toolsets complemented by comprehensive design data and configuration management capabilities.

Most recently, Zuken has embraced digital transformation and, more specifically, digital engineering as the way forward with its entry into the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) industry. Today, Zuken delivers world-class design solutions combining MBSE products and services with a mature, proven electrical and electronic design suite to address the needs of a broad range of industries across the globe. For more information about the company and its products, visit,, or .

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